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News Release

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Media Relations

Two Pacoima Youths Shot, One Dies

Los Angeles: Two teenage boys in Pacoima were shot after being confronted by three gang members Monday evening; one of the 17-year-old victims died from his injuries.

On November 27, 2006, at about 7:00 P.M., the two boys, both 17, were riding their bicycles in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. They were confronted by three male Hispanic gang members wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.

At least two of the suspects opened fire on the pair, killing one of the juveniles. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported in stable condition to a local hospital for treatment.

Foothill Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact them. Anyone with information should call Detective J. Martinez or M. Brownell at 818-834-3115 or 818-756-8861 during normal business hours. During off-hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at (877) LAWFULL (529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.